Updated on 7/31/21. Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has stretch big potential
Solid shot blocker
Needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Only an average athlete
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside
Matt Haarms is a very tall center that transferred from Purdue to play at BYU during his senior season. He’s known for blocking shots, but he also is an effective scorer in the post. He will need to improve in the other facets of the game, and he’s never really been a very good rebounder in college.
He is a tall shot blocker that could project to be a defensive specialist at the next level. Right now, he currently projects to be a long shot to be drafted, but his size and defensive skills could allow him to compete for a roster spot in the NBA.
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